There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train, fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Vientiane (VTE) KUL - VTE

$52 - $289

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Train, night train  •  37 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
  3. Take the night train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$40 - $139

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Train, fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Udon Thani (UTH) KUL - UTH
  3. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station

$135 - $313

Train  •  42 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$79 - $194

Bus  •  36 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$54 - $66

Bus via Plaza Rakyat  •  41 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane

$82 - $96

Drive  •  32 h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane 1412.9 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane. However, there are services departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Si Chiang Mai via Hat Yai Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 23 min.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Vientiane is 1652 km. The road distance is 2260.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane, including transfers.

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Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane bus services, operated by Sri Maju, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane is to train which takes 42 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Vientiane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane bus services, operated by Budsarakham Tour, arrive at Si Chiang Mai station.

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Vientiane is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 4:00 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 3:00 AM in Vientiane.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane is 2261 km. It takes approximately 32 h to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane.

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  • Distance: 1032.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Vientiane, Laos?

You can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Padang Besar, Padang Besar, Bang Sue, and Nong Khai in around 42 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit in around 36 h 23 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
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12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia

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AirAsia, Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Vientiane. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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